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               About Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. An estimated 19.1% of U.S. adults had any anxiety disorder in the past year. An estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults experience any anxiety disorder at some time in their lives.

 

Depression

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances, such as: Persistent depressive disorder, Postpartum depression, Psychotic depression, Seasonal affective disorder, Bipolar disorder. An estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 7.1% of all U.S. adults.

 

Panic Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/panic-disorder-when-fear-overwhelms/index.shtml
  2. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/panic-disorder.shtml

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad/index.shtml
  2. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/generalized-anxiety-disorder.shtml

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-when-unwanted-thoughts-take-over/index.shtml
  2. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.shtml

Social Anxiety Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/social-anxiety-disorder-more-than-just-shyness/index.shtml
  2. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/social-anxiety-disorder.shtml

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml
  2. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd.shtml

Depression

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml
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  3. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml

Major Depressive Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml

Persistent Depressive Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/persistent-depressive-disorder-dysthymic-disorder.shtml

Postpartum Depression

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/postpartum-depression-facts/index.shtml

Seasonal Affective Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/seasonal-affective-disorder/index.shtml

Bipolar Disorder

  1. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml
  2. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/bipolar-disorder.shtml